Robert F. Cannon

May 7, 1927September 8, 2020

Robert F. Cannon, 93, of Charlotte passed away September 8, 2020 in his home. Born May 7, 1927 in Caldwell County, he was the son of General Ransom and Lillian (Henderson) Cannon. He was the husband of Ruby Laney Cannon, who preceded him in death after 53 years of marriage. A WWII U.S. Marine Corp Veteran, Robert was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Hudson and Westgate Masonic Lodge 738. He retired after working in the automotive industry for more than 60 years. An avid Antique Car Collector, Robert was an expert at repairing small engines. He enjoyed attending Sunday school and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his daughter, Teresa (Eddie) Wrenn; daughter-in-law, Melanie Cannon; grandchildren, Stephanie (David) Palmer, Richie (Alicia) Fowler, Alex Cannon and Madeline Cannon; great-grandson, Cannon Palmer; sister, Rosie Lail; nieces, nephews, devoted cousins and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, Robbie Cannon; great-granddaughter, Ruby Laney Palmer; brother, Harold Cannon; sisters, Johnsie Triplett and Fern Triplett. Graveside Service 3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Forest Lawn West Cemetery, 4601 Freedom Drive, Charlotte. Military Honors and Masonic Rights will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Center Grove Baptist Church Building Fund.


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Danielle Warren (Greene)

September 14, 2020

Robert Cannon was such a wonderful person to know. Any time anything was going on in the family, he was always there to support us in any way. As a little girl, Robert was someone I looked up to and admired. He was always able to put a smile on anyone's face, and he will truly be missed.

Kim Bailey

September 12, 2020

I'm so sorry,Robert was a wonderful person, I will miss him.Till we meet again. I love you. Kim

Donna Ferraro

September 12, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Cannon always took care of me with my Toyotas.....then I found out he was Robbie's dad. Now he is reunited with Robbie. Love and prayers for all. I think of Robbie all the time and Melanie and the Children.

Donna Rich

September 11, 2020

Melanie, Alex and Madeline, I am so very sorry for your loss of your beloved Paw Paw. What a great man and I’m so glad I got to meet him. I am and will continue to pray for you.
All my love, Donna Rich ❤️

Red & Beverly Melton

September 10, 2020

Teresa and Stephanie we are sorry to hear about your loss we will be praying for you guys in your time of sorrow but just remember you will be together again in heaven.

Lois & Jimmy Rader

September 9, 2020

Our condolences to all the family. Robert was a wonderful cousin and we loved him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Truly enjoyed our visits together. Our love for him will remain in our hearts forever. 🙏♥️


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